“Our problem is not 11 million grandmothers”
“That’s simply inexcusable…the idea that I’m anti-immigrant is repulsive. Don’t use a term like that.”
“Wouldn’t it be nice if people didn’t make accusations somewhere else that they weren’t willing to defend here.”
“The idea of getting something for free when they can afford to pay for them self, we decided that was a bad idea.”
“First of all, it’s not worth getting angry about. Secondly, 98% of the people have insurance. So the idea that more people are free riding is impossible…”
Those aren’t Gingrich quotes, those are Romney quotes.
Color me impressed. Romney’s performance in this last debate was very much what it needed to be (for Romney, that is). Romney not only sounded authentic, but his discussions of policy were sound and fluidly delivered. There were no “not a penny more” awkward moments. Romney also went on the offensive, hitting Gingrich with off handed and sometimes genuinely funny remarks. Instead of looking like someone who was spitting back memorized lines he appeared to be genuinely enthusiastic about defending his record. I don’t know where this Mitt came from, but if he can keep it up I think it helps him greatly.
Right now Romney and Gingrich are dueling in Florida for 1st. Its a long road from here, but if Romney’s ability to adjust so hard and effectively is not a fluke his chances are still good.